# SOLUTION: Factoring to solve equations Solve: {{{ (1/2)x^2+x-(7/2)=4}}}

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 Question 372368: Factoring to solve equations Solve: Found 2 solutions by stanbon, mananth:Answer by stanbon(57342)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! (1/2)x^2+x-(7/2)=4 --- Multiply thru by 2 to get: x^2 + 2x - 7 = 8 --- Rearrange: x^2 + 2x - 15 = 0 Factor: (x+5)(x-3) = 0 x = -5 or x = 3 ================== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! .. multiply by 2 .. x^2+2x-7 =8 x^2+2x-15 =0 x^2+5x-3x-15=0 x(x+5)-3(x+5)=0 (x+5)(x-3)=0 x=-5 OR x=3 ... m.ananth@hotmail.ca